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  •  Last night I am web surfing and up pops an ad. (1+ / 0-)
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    I showed it to my partner and said the next campaign has already started.

    It was a message claiming that Hillary Clinton had just signed a UN treaty designed to outlaw handguns worldwide.

    That claim is also being circulated in one of those breathless e-mails we all are so familiar with...insisting that you have to pass this message on right now to everyone you know or our liberties will be snuffed out.

    And as usual, the whole thing is complete BS

    NRA chief Wayne LaPierre triggered a tsunami of gun sales by bleating that Obama in his first term was going to take away everyone's right to own guns.  That didn't happen, so it appears he is now shifting his target to what he sees as Obama's likely successor and launching this kind of crap.

    Yes it is crap, but gun nuts will suck it up like Kool Aid and you can expect another round of arsenal stocking.  Good Lord, how many semi-automatic guns do you need to truly feel safe.

    BTW....a remake of Red Dawn (courageous teen agers taking to the woods with their guns to fight back against  a North Korean invasion) is coming out soon.  No doubt it will provide aid and comfort to Mr. LaPierre and militias nationwide.

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:05:09 AM PST

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    •  Funny thing about that remake (0+ / 0-)

      It was supposed to come out years ago, the original script had China as the main player. Pressure was put on the studio to go reshoot it as someone else and they did.

      Problem however was that by the time it got to that point, MGM was in financial ruin and couldn't foot the bill.

      So expect that film to bomb, and bomb hard.

      But in any event, you are correct that it will provide a lot of red meat to some of the crazies out there.

      --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

      by idbecrazyif on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:54:01 AM PST

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